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Plash

Postby Perry » Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:57 am

plash (plsh)
n.
1. A light splash.
2. The sound of a light splash.
v. plashed, plash·ing, plash·es
v.tr.
To spatter (liquid) about; splash.
v.intr.
To cause a light splash.

[Possibly from Middle English plashe, pool of water, from Old English plæsc.]


I came upon this word in a children's book, written in the 50s and set in the 20s. This is the first I knew that there are light splashes and heavy splashes.
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Postby Stargzer » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:58 am

Well, this is the first I knew there were different names for them. I always new there was a difference between the splash of a flat rock skipping across the water and the splash of a fat man doing a cannonball off the low dive. :)
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Postby sluggo » Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:30 pm

Stargzer wrote:Well, this is the first I knew there were different names for them. I always new there was a difference between the splash of a flat rock skipping across the water and the splash of a fat man doing a cannonball off the low dive. :)


According to Calvin, I think the latter is called a spelunk.

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Splish, splash I was taking a bath!

Postby eberntson » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:46 pm

Has anyone else noticed this cluster of words that are all related by definition or pronunciation?

splish
splash
plash
splosh
slosh


I think there is something going on...


For your entertainment:

Bobby Darin - Splish splash Lyrics

splish splash
I was taking a bath
long about a staurday night

Rub dub
Just relaxin in the tub
Thinkin everything was alright

Well I stepped out the tub
Put my feet on the floor
I wrapped my towel around me
And I opened up the door
and then
Splish Splash
I jumped back in the bath
well how was I to know there
was a party goin on?

There was a splishin and splashin
splishin' and a splashin
Rollin and a strollin
Rollin and a strollin
movin and a grovin
Movin and a grovin
Reeling with the feeling
Rellin with the feeling
Splishin ana a splashin
Rollin and a strollin
On a saturday night

Bing bang
I saw the whole gang
Dancin on my livin room rug
Flip Flop
They were doin the bop
And they all had their dancin shoes on
There was lollipop, and peggy sue,
good Golly miss molly was even there too
well a Splish splash
I forgot about the bath
I went and put my dancin shoes on

There was a splishin and splashin
splishin' and a splashin
Rollin and a strollin
Rollin and a strollin
movin and a grovin
Movin and a grovin
Reeling with the feeling
Rellin with the feeling
Splishin ana a splashin
Rollin and a strollin
On a saturday night

I was splishin and a splashin
rollin and a strollin
movin and a groovin
realin with the feelin

Splishin and a splashin
on a saturday night
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:47 pm

Thanks, eberntson, I had been thinking of that since I first saw the word plash. I was going to say , "Plish, plash, I was taking a bath - or maybe path.
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Postby Slava » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:52 pm

Slosh is a tricky one though. Sloshing through a puddle is not quite the same as getting sloshed.
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Postby eberntson » Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:57 pm

@Perry: Ouch!

Sloshed a worthy goal on some days.
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Postby Philip Hudson » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:14 pm

Whille you are getting sloshed you are likely to slosh some of your drink from your glass, assuming the sloshing element comes in a glass and not in a bottle or can.
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:19 pm

At what point does slosh become slush as the streets in melting snow or an icy fountain drink?
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Postby Philip Hudson » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:16 pm

Perry: Did you listen to Bobby Darin in a previous life? He was never a part of my life. I Youtubed the song and am thankful that I have never heard it before and shall never hear it again.

The fountain drink slush is the number three food that is dooming us to morbid obesity. The first two are donuts and French-fried potatoes.

eberntson: Other word clusters that are related in meaning are:
1. sneeze, sniffle, snot, snoot, snooty, sneer, snigger, snicker, snicker-snack (from Lewis Carroll), snout, schnozzle, Durante’s schnozzola, etc
2. spit, spew, expel, spout, sputum, spume, spurt, etc.
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Postby eberntson » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:39 pm

@Philip: Thanks for the other clusters of words.

As for the dislike of the music, it helps to be in the mood. My parents went through a bebop music phase when I was a teenager, and since then my taste varies wildly. Perhaps, you will want to avoid anything with a Giant Purple People Eater and Pink Pokka-dot Bikinis too. :D
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Postby Philip Hudson » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:55 pm

eberntson: Giant Purple People Eater and Pink Polka-dot Bikini are head and shoulders above Splish Splash to the pure classical musical ear.
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